The Indian auto-components industry has been showing a steady growth in the recent years and amounts for 2.3 per cent of India’s GDP. With such robust growth forecast, opportunities have also multiplied resulting in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into this segment especially in the past two decades. The vital engine components such as the pistons, crankshafts, flywheel, and cylinder liners etc., contribute to what is known as the organized business which largely supplies to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Satara-based Cooper Corporation is India’s renowned auto components industry and original Aluminium parts manufacturers that supply their products to the automobile industry and OEM’s across the world including Jaguar, Kawasaki, GE, Maruti Suzuki, Cummins etc. Besides, the 70% of components used in the Cooper engines and generators are manufactured by the company itself. This being their USP, there’s better quality control in the production and manufacturing process.
Engine components-precision technology and dynamic designs
Cooper Corporation is one of the key Aluminium parts manufacturers for engine components, largely catering to the agricultural, automotive sectors, infrastructure and marine segments within and across the globe. Over the years, the company has consistently been investing in the state-of-the-art-technology at its manufacturing plants in Satara with active assistance and industrial collaboration from consultants across the world. Today, they are among the largest flywheel manufacturing companies, crankshafts, cylinder heads/blocks and piston manufacturers. Pistons are the key engine parts that are made to fit into the cylinder liners with the help of piston rings. The material chosen in the manufacture of pistons have to be in accordance to the material chosen for the cylinder liners and that of the piston rings. Piston manufacturers have to provide a high quality, cost-effective and perfectly engineered finished product that can fit into that cylinder liners. As one of the piston manufacturers in India they manufacture pistons for large bore liners using materials such as cast iron tin plating or in aluminium in order to improve the wear resistance even at high temperatures.
The use of precision technology, efficient labour and manufacturing finesse is seen in all of the Cooper engine components especially critical automotive parts such as flywheels. As one of the preferred flywheel manufacturing companies to OEM’s and other automotive companies, Cooper ensures that various parameters such as the material used, designing of flywheels, overall weight, diameter etc., are as per the exact brief. Flywheels are in a way the reservoir of energy that calls for fine engineering and manufacturing expertise. Flywheel manufacturing companies have to therefore ensure that the right material is used so as to sustain high levels of stress and to prevent breaking apart of flywheels. High quality materials including cast iron, composite materials like carbon merged with cast iron, e-glass fibre composite are used in the making of flywheels.
Flywheels make for a better option than rechargeable batteries in terms of energy sustenance, design, compactness and also occupy lesser volume. They are also used to store electricity produced by solar panels and supply stored electricity to drive generators and illumination. Several considerations for effective use of flywheels include the planning and design of flywheels, effective use of flywheels and optimization of parametric factors for better energy storage in the flywheels. The cost-effectiveness and engine sustenance- in comparison to the rechargeable batteries make then a better option as compared to rechargeable batteries. As a pioneer among flywheel manufacturing companies in India, as well as a renowned engine component manufacturer Cooper Corporation is known for compact and dynamic design, yet excellent energy storage capacity owing to the use of composite materials and carbon fibres. They are known for their wear-free technology and long lasting flywheels that are designed for better capacity irrespective or charging cycles. With constant innovation and dedicated workforce, the company